Come to the edge

“Come to the edge,” he said. “We can’t, we’re afraid!” they responded. “Come to the edge,” he said. “We can’t, we will fall!” they responded. “Come to the edge,” he said. And so they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.” Guillaume Apollinaire Stolen from the #LeadingWomen Twitter stream. …

Nello

Marvellous: Stoke City kit man Neil Baldwin’s biopic I have only read about Marvellous, but I expect I watch the BBC drama after reading the response online. Then Stoke City manager Lou Macari asks Neil Baldwin (kit man) How do you do it, Nello? How do you stay so positive? …

Endless learning curve

As teachers we are also on the lookout for inspiring self development comments. I don’t think they come much better than this. The legendary cellist Pablo Casals was asked why he continued to practice at age 90. “Because I think I’m making progress,” he replied. As poignant as it is simple.

The boy who harnessed the wind, again

Back in Sept 09 I wrote about a fantastic learning,engineering and personal endeavour achievement. The story of  William Kamkwamba. I know his story had a profound impact on a wide and diverse community of educators, politicians, engineers, ecologists, agriculturists and more. So much so, I just read that last night at …